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asokamitran 16
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Na. Sanjeevi 14
கவிதை 14
Parithimar Kalaignar 13
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history 9
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Kavignar Vayalur Shanmugam 8
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saavi 8
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Malayalam 7
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நாட்டுப்புற இலக்கியம் 7
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பூவை எஸ். ஆறுமுகம் 7
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SS Thennarasu 6
T.K. Shanmugam 6
islam 6
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Aadhavan 5
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A. Chidambaranathan Chettiar 3
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A public domain work by Na Parthasarathy on the ancient Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.
Topics: Na Parthasarathy, Hindu, Mahabharata
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil, அ.ச.ஞா
A public domain Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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by Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
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A public domain Tamil novel by Vaduvoor Dureaiswamy Iyengar.
Topics: Tamil, novel, Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
Tamil short stories by Vallikkannan.
Topics: Tamil, Vallikkannan, stories
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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by Kundrakudi Adigalar
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A Tamil work by Kundrakudi Adigalar. This work is in the public domain.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Tamil, commentary, Thirukkural, Kundrakudi Adigalar
A collection of Tamil songs by Azha Valliappa.
Topics: tamil, Azha, Valliappa, children's literature
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by Na Subbureddiar
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
A Tamil public domain work by Tha. Kovendan.
Topics: Tamil, Tha. Kovendan
Disclaimer: The copyright on this work has not expired. Openreadingroom.com does not own the copyright. This work is made available strictly for personal use.
Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், சிறுகதை, படைப்புகள்,...
Open Reading Room
by Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
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A Tamil by novel by Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar.
Topics: Tamil, novel, Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
A Tamil work by Vindhan.
Topics: Tamil, Vindhan, விந்தன்
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
Open Reading Room
by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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by Na Parthasarathy
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A historical Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: historical, Tamil, novel, Na Parthasarathy
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topic: திருவாசகம், அ.ச.ஞ
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
Open Reading Room
by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
Open Reading Room
by Na Parthasarathy
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A historical Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: historical, Tamil, novel, Na Parthasarathy
A Tamil work by Tho. Mu. Bhaskara Thondaiman
Topics: Tamil, Tho. Mu. Bhaskara Thondaiman
A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
Open Reading Room
by Na Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: Tamil, novel, Na Parthasarathy
A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
A public domain work by T.K. Shanmugam.
Topics: T.K. Shanmugam, tamil
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A historical Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
( 2 reviews )
Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், கி.வா.ஜ., பக்தி...
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
A children's biography of Periyar EV Ramasami.
Topics: periyar, evr, ramasami, dravidian
A history of the Tirunelveli region.
Topics: Tirunelveli, Na. Sanjeevi, tamil, history
A public domain Tamil book by AK Navaneethakrishnan.
Topics: public domain, Tamil, AK Navaneethakrishnan
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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by T.K. Shanmugam
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A public domain work by T.K. Shanmugam.
Topics: T.K. Shanmugam, tamil
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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by T.K. Shanmugam
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0
A public domain work by T.K. Shanmugam.
Topics: T.K. Shanmugam, tamil
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by A. Chidambaranathan Chettiar
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A Tamil public domain work by A. Chidambaranathan Chettiar.
Topics: Tamil, A. Chidambaranathan Chettiar
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346
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
A public domain Tamil book by AK Navaneethakrishnan.
Topics: public domain, Tamil, AK Navaneethakrishnan
A public domain work by T.K. Shanmugam.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: T.K. Shanmugam, tamil
Topics: இலக்கணம், எழுத்தாளர்கள், படைப்புகள்,...
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by Vallikkannan
312
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A Tamil work by Vallikkannan.
Topics: Tamil, Vallikkannan
A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: a sa gna, tamil
A Tamil work by Su. Samuthiram
Topics: Tamil, Su. Samuthiram, fiction
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by Saavi
287
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A Tamil novel by Saavi.
Topics: tamil, novel, saavi
A Tamil work by Su. Samuthiram
Topics: Tamil, Su. Samuthiram, fiction
A Tamil public domain work by Na. Sanjeevi.
Topics: Na. Sanjeevi, tamil
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy, historical
The history and development of Tamil language by Pulavar Tha Kovendan.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tamil, language, Pulavar Tha Kovendan
Essays by Su. Samuthiram.
Topics: Tamil, Su. Samuthiram
Topics: சிறுகதை, மொழிபெயர்ப்பு,...
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by Na Subbureddiar
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
A Tamil public domain work by Tha. Kovendan.
Topics: Tamil, Tha. Kovendan
Tamil songs by A Maruthakasi.
Topics: Tamil, songs, Maruthakasi
A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
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by Na Sanjeevi
252
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A Tamil public domain work by Na Sanjeevi.
Topics: Na Sanjeevi, tamil
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by NV Kalaimani
252
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The story of Ramana Maharishi, by NV Kalaimani.
Topics: tamil, Ramana Maharishi, NV Kalaimani
Disclaimer: The copyright on this work has not expired. Openreadingroom.com does not own the copyright. This work is made available strictly for personal use.
Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், எழில் முதல்வன்,...
Thoughts on the Tamil sacred text, Thiruvasagam.
Topics: tamil, thiruvasagam, thiruvasakam, gnanasambandham
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by AK Navaneethakrishnan
234
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A public domain Tamil book by AK Navaneethakrishnan.
Topics: public domain, Tamil, AK Navaneethakrishnan
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na. Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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by Vallikkannan
228
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A Tamil work by Vallikkannan.
Topics: Tamil, Vallikkannan
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by Kundrakudi Adigalar
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A Tamil work by Kundrakudi Adigalar. This work is in the public domain.
Topics: Tamil, Kundrakudi Adigalar, kamban
Disclaimer: The copyright on this work has not expired. Openreadingroom.com does not own the copyright. This work is made available strictly for personal use.
Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், சிறுகதை, படைப்புகள்,...
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by A Sa Gna
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: tamil, a sa gna